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Crabb,
John Stuart Lawson
J.S.L. Crabb
Married Frances (née ...).
13.03.1915
Esher, Surrey
-
01.06.1988
[Australia?]
Cadet
01.05.1932
Midsh.
01.01.1933
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1935
S.Lt.
16.01.1936
Lt.
16.04.1938
A/Lt.Cdr.
01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr.
16.04.1946
Cdr.
30.06.1951 (retd 13.05.1958)
06.1932
-
(07.)1934
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
17.07.1934
-
(02.)1935
HMS Renown (battlecruiser) (Home Fleet)
02.05.1935
-
05.01.1936
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
06.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
promotion course, Portsmouth
08.08.1936
-
(02.)1937
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
07.06.1937
-
(04.)1939
HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Mediterranean & Portsmouth)
(08.1939)
-
(04.1940)
Fleet Air Arm
?
-
24.09.1940
observer, 814 Squadron FAA [HMS Hermes (aircraft carrier)]
[aircraft shot down after a bombing raid on warships in Dakar harbour; captured]
24.09.1940
-
(02.1943?)
POW in French captivity (Senior British Officer at Koulikorro)
23.04.1943
-
(06.1944)
instructional staff, HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
(10.1944)


814 Squadron FAA *
04.1945
-
06.1945
Commanding Officer, 846 Squadron FAA **
09.02.1948
-
(07.1948)
HMS Fulmar (RN Air Station, Lossiemouth)
20.09.1948
-
(05.1949)
HMS President (for miscellaneous duties)
(05.1950)


no appointment listed
18.02.1953
-
(05.1953)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
(04.1955)


NATO *
12.05.1955
-
08.06.1955
HMAS Lonsdale (for passage to Australia per SS Himalaya) [on loan to RAN]
09.06.1955
-
30.09.1957
Director of Naval Air Warfare Organisation and Training, Navy Office [HMAS Lonsdale] [on loan to RAN]
01.10.1957
-
09.01.1958
... [on loan to RAN]
Chief Commissioner of the Australian Red Cross Society, 1960s.
* indexed, but not listed as such
** (04.1946) still indexed, but no longer listed as such
Crabbe,
Lewis Gonne Eyre
L.G.E. Crabbe

Son of late Brig.­Gen. Eyre Macdonald Stuart Crabbe, Grenadier Guards.

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19.01.1882
London
-
02.07.1951
A/S.Lt.
15.06.1901?
S.Lt.
06.02.1902, seniority 15.06.1901
Lt.
30.09.1903
Cdr.
31.12.1915
Capt.
30.06.1922
R.Adm.
28.02.1934
V.Adm.
05.11.1937 (retd 17.06.1938; own request)
Cdre. 2nd cl. RNR
28.07.1941
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
03.06.1935
HM's birthday 35
Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire CIE
03.06.1933
HM's birthday 33
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE
11.12.1945
wind up Europe 45
Distinguished Service Order DSO
17.03.1919
destroyer service Grand Fleet 07-11.18
Mention in Despatches MID
03.10.1944
3 years ocean convoys
Commendation Comdn
15.09.1916
?
15.01.1896
 
 
entered RN
1914
-
1919
served European War (despatches, DSO):



Commanding Officer, HMS Ophelia (destroyer)
15.11.1918
-
(01.1919)
Commanding Officer, HMS Stuart (flotilla leader)
15.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Shakespeare (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 7th Destroyer Flotilla (Atlantic Fleet)
06.1927
-
(07.1927)
Commanding Officer, HMS Mackay (flotilla leader) & Captain (D) 5th Destroyer Flotilla (Atlantic Fleet)
16.08.1927
-
(08.)1929
Captain (D), Reserve Fleet, Rosyth & King's Harbour Master, Rosyth [HMS Greenwich]
(04.1930)


no posting listed
16.05.1930
-
1933
Senior Naval Officer, Persian Gulf [HMS Triad]
16.10.1933
-
(01.1934)
Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
30.09.1933
-
(01.1934)
Naval ADC to the King
07.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
Tactical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
23.08.1935
-
1938
Rear-Admiral and Senior Naval Officer, Yangtse [HMS Bee]
(02.1938)
-
(06.1938)
no posting listed
22.08.1939
-
(04.)1940
Flag Officer-in-Charge, Liverpool [HMS Eaglet]
(02.1941)


no posting listed
28.07.1941
-
(07.)1945
Commodore of Ocean Convoys [HMS Eaglet]
Crace,
[Sir] John Gregory
J.G. Crace



Son of late Edward Kendall Crace, Gininderra, NSW. Married (04.1920) Carola Helen, daughter of late Allan F. Baird, Glasgow; three sons.

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06.02.1887
Gungahleen, NSW, Australia
-
11.05.1968

[Longacre, Liss, Hants. ?]
Lt.Cdr.
15.09.1916
Cdr.
31.12.1920
Capt.
30.06.1928
R.Adm.
01.08.1939 (retd 29.10.1942?)
V.Adm. (retd)
29.10.1942
Adm. (retd)
25.09.1945 (reverted to retd 07.1946?)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
01.01.1947
New Year 47
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
01.07.1941
HM's birthday 41
Education: King's School, Parramatta, NSW; HMS Britannia
15.05.1902
-
1905
entered RN's midshipman training college in England and joined the training ship HMS Britannia
26.01.1913


joined RAN
1914
-
1918
HMAS Australia
(01.1919)


RN Barracks, Devonport [HMS Vivid] *
01.11.1924
-
(01.1925)
Commanding Officer, HMS Osprey (anti-submarine school, Portland)
07.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
Fleet Torpedo Officer, Mediterranean Fleet [HMS Warspite (battleship)]
26.04.1929
-
(04.1930)
Commanding Officer, HMS Valhalla (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
24.04.1930
-
(01.1932)
Captain Anti-Submarine & Commanding Officer, HMS Osprey (anit-submarine school, Portland)
16.05.1932
-
(01.1934)
Director of Tactical Division, Admiralty [HMS President]
11.06.1934
-
1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
(02.1937)


no posting listed
05.04.1937
-
(08.1939)
Naval Assistent to Second Sea Lord, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.01.1939
-
1939?
ADC to the King
01.11.1939
-
30.03.1942
Rear-Admiral Commanding HM Australian Squadron [HMAS Perth] (Battle of the Coral Sea, 05.1942)
06.1942


returned to UK  [official date of discharge from RAN 04.10.1942]
15.10.1942
-
07.1946
Admiral Superintendent, HM Dockyard, Chatham [HMS Pembroke]
* indexed, but not listed as such
Cradock-Hartopp,
[Sir] Kenneth Alston;
10th Baronet (cr. 1796) of Freathby, Leics
K.A. Cradock-Hartopp
Son of Maj. Louis Montague Cradock­Hartopp (died 1957) and Marjorie Somerville (née Watson; died1971). Succeeded cousin, 07.08.1996.  Married (1942) Gwendolyn Amy Lilian (née Upton); one daughter.
26.02.1918
-
08.06.2000

[Yeovil, Yeovilton, Somerset ?]
Midsh.
01.01.1937
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1939
S.Lt.
06.11.1939, seniority 01.11.1938
Lt.
16.11.1939
A/Lt.Cdr.
?
Lt.Cdr.
16.11.1947 (retd 01.08.1957)
Member of the Order of the British Empire MBE
13.06.1946
HM's birthday
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
23.12.1952
Korea (5th list)
Officer of the Legion of Merit (US) LM
26.04.1955
Korea 11.51-02.52
01.01.1937
-
(02.1937)
HMS Rodney (battleship)
29.06.1937
-
(10.1938)
HMS Sussex (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
02.01.1939
-
(04.1939)
promotion course, Portsmouth
15.06.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Selkirk (minesweeper)
18.06.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Hornet (Coastal Forces base, Gosport)



HM MTB 100 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Hornet]
04.1941
-
*
Commanding Officer, HM MTB 49 (motor torpedo boat) [HMS Wasp]



Senior Officer, 11th MTB Flotilla



Coastal Forces HQ (Highgate)



HM MGB 324 (motor gun boat) [HMS Wasp]



Senioer Officer, 14th MTB Flotilla
08.06.1942
-
07.1943
HMS Saker (RN base, USA)
13.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
Commanding Officer, HMI MTB 277 (motor torpedo boat) [16th MTB Flotilla]
23.02.1945
-
(1946)
HMS Onslow (destroyer)
20.02.1946
-
(04.1946)
naval staff, RN College, Eaton, Chester
16.11.1947
-
(05.1950)
Staff Officer, Sussex Division RNVR & in command, HMS Curzon (Hove, Sussex)
13.08.1951
-
(05.1953) Commanding Officer, HMNZS Taupo (frigate) (Korea)
03.01.1955
-
(01.1956)
First Lieutenant, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
* 06.1943 still listed as such, which is very unlikely, as he's also listed at HMS Saker then
Craig,
Desmond Lisburn Curtis
D.L.C. Craig
Elder son of Capt. the Rt. Hon. Charles Curtis Craig, PC, DL, JP (1869-1960), and Lilian Bowring Craig (died 1954), of Malmesbury, Wiltshire.
Married (1934) Josephine Nancie Richards, of Gewkerne, Somerset, daughter of Maj. T.R. Richards; one daughter, one son.

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06.03.1904
Northern Ireland ?
-
19.10.1940

[age 36]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 36, column 1]
Midsh.
15.05.1922
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1924
S.Lt.
30.03.1925
Lt.
30.04.1926
Lt.Cdr.
30.04.1934
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne (09.1917-1921) & Dartmouth (1921-1922)
18.10.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Hawkins (light cruiser) (China)
01.01.1925
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(05.1926)


no appointment listed
01.05.1926
-
(02.)1927
HMS Victoria and Albert (Royal yacht) (Portsmouth)
25.04.1927
-
(08.1929)
HMS Wishart (destroyer) (China & Mediterranean)
16.12.1929
-
(02.)1931
HMS Ganges (boys' training establishment, Shotley) [some period of illness in 1931]
09.08.1931
-
(09.1932)
First Lieutenant, HMS Waterhen (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
11.01.1933
-
(01.)1934
First Lieutenant, HMS Walker (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
17.05.1934
-
(07.)1934
HMS Cardiff (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, The Nore) (additional; for emergency destroyers)
31.08.1934
-
(02.)1936
HMS Rodney (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.09.1936
-
(02.)1937
Commanding Officer, HMS Ambuscade (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
08.02.1937
-
(07.1937)
Commanding Officer, HMS Acheron (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
08.02.1938
-
(09.1939)
Commanding Officer, HMS Seamew (river gunboat) (China)
(04.1940)


no appointment listed
25.05.1940
-
19.10.1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Venetia (destroyer) (ship mined in Thames estuary)
Craig,
Harry Graham
H.G. Craig

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04.10.1905
Kensington, London, Middlesex
-
12.02.1991

Freshwater, Isle of Wight
Midsh.
15.09.1923
A/S.Lt.
15.01.1926
S.Lt.
26.07.1927, senioirity 30.08.1926
Lt.
30.03.1928
Lt.Cdr.
30.03.1936 (retd 04.10.1948)
Cdr. (retd)
04.10.1948
15.09.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS Dragon (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
08.04.1926
-
16.01.1927
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
16.01.1927
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, Portsmouth
24.03.1928
-
(08.1929)
HMS L 21 (submarine) (Mediterranean)
20.01.1930
-
(04.)1930
First Lieutenant, HMS H 33 (submarine) (6th Submarine Flotilla)
01.08.1930
-
(09.1932)
HMS Coventry (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
04.05.1933
-
(01.)1934
torpedo course, HMS Vernon
30.06.1934
-
(07.)1935
HMS Vernon (torpedo school, Portsmouth)
09.07.1935
-
(07.1937)
HMS Cyclops (depot ship) (Mediterranean) (and for flotilla duties, 1st Submarine Flotilla) (and for duty with submarines)
04.09.1937
-
(02.)1939
HMS Vernon (torpedo school and experimental establishment, Portsmouth) (for Whitehead Department)
03.1939
-
28.06.1943
an Assistant Torpedo Development Officer, RN Torpedo Factory, Greenock
28.06.1943
-
(04.1946)
an Assistant Torpedo Development Officer, Torpedo Experimental Establishment, Greenock
?
-
(07.1948)
a Torpedo Experimental Officer, HMS President [dated as from 12.04.1939]
Craig Waller,
Michael Waller Beaufort
M.W.B. Craig Waller
Son (with one brother) of V.Adm. Arthur William Craig Waller (1872-1943), and Ella Mary Beaufort (1882-).
Married 1st (29.03.1941, St Mary Oatlands, Surrey North Western district; marriage dissolved) Patricia Cary Nicholls, younger daughter of Sg.V.Adm. Sir Percival and Lady Nicholls, of Walton-on-Thames; ... children (one daughter?).
Married 2nd (06.1993, Kensington and Chelsea district, London) Sheila E. Methven-Wilson.
17.04.1911
Allenstown, Meath, Ireland
-
03.07.1998
Kensington and Chelsea district, London
Midsh. 01.09.1929
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1932
S.Lt. 01.08.1932
Lt. 01.01.1934
Lt.Cdr. 01.01.1942
Cdr. 31.12.1947 (retd 17.04.1961)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 19.05.1953 Korea [investiture 27.10.53]
1939-1945 Star 39|45 St - -
Atlantic Star Atl St - -
Burma Star Bur St - & clasp Pacific
Defence Medal Def M - -
War Medal 1939-1945 WM 39|45 - -
Mention in Despatches MID 11.06.1946 wind up Far East 45
Korea Medal Kor M - -
United Nations Service Madal for Korea UN Korea M - -
Coronation Medal 1953 Cor M - -
Legionnaire, Legion of Merit (USA) LM 15.02.1955 Korea
... - ... ...
17.03.1939 - 03.1940 Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Cossack (flotilla leader) (and for flotilla duties)
29.03.1940 - 09.1940 Gunnery Officer, HMS Zulu (destroyer)
14.09.1940 - (02.)1941 Assistant Gunnery Officer, HMS Maidstone (destroyer depot ship)
03.1941 - (06.)1941 HMS Drake (RN base, Devonport) (for gunnery school)
11.06.1941 - 05.04.1942 Gunnery Officer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser) (ship sunk by Japanese aircraft off Ceylon)
(06.1942) - (08.1942) no appointment listed
29.08.1942 - (12.1943) Gunnery Officer, HMS Ferret (RN base, Londonderry)
(04.1944) - (06.1944) HMS Excellent (gunnery school, Portsmouth) *
02.08.1944 - (04.1946) Gunnery Officer, HMS Newfoundland (cruiser) (despatches)
... - ... ...
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crane,
Henry Berwick
H.B. Crane

Son of Charles Arnold Crane (1857-1950), and Georgina Frances Sherbrooke Walker (1864-1955).
Married (08.10.1918, St Mary's, Alverstoke, Hampshire) Pauline Stella Grenfell (01.03.1896 - 16.04.1969), youngest daughter of Capt. Hubert Henry Grenfell, RN (1845-1906) & Eleanor Kate Cunningham (1852-1932), of Alverstoke, Hampshire; one son, two daughters.

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19.06.1894
Birlingham, Pershore district, Worcestershire
-
06.11.1987
Richmond upon Thames, Surrey
Midsh. ?
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.02.1915
Lt. 15.05.1916
Lt.Cdr. 15.05.1924
Cdr. 31.12.1929
Capt. 30.06.1937 (retd 05.07.1946)
Cdre. 2nd cl. 12.1944
Commander of the Order of the British Empire CBE 13.06.1946 HM's birthday 46 [investiture 10.12.46]
Education: RN Colleges, Osborne (15.05.1907-) & Dartmouth (-04.1911).
15.05.1907     entered RN
04.1911 - 12.1911 HMS Cornwall (naval colleges and training cruiser)
15.01.1912     HMS Queen
14.05.1912     HMS Zealandia
29.08.1921     HMS Dunedin
30.07.1923 - (08.1923) HMS Vulcan (submarine depot ship) (additional; for periscope course)
16.09.1924 - (01.)1925 HMS Titania (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (China)
10.08.1925 - (05.)1926 Commanding Officer, HMS L8 (submarine) (China) [tender to HMS Titania]
19.11.1926 - (07.1927) Commanding Officer, HMS L 71 (submarine) [tender to HMS Maidstone]
(04.)1928 - (08.1929) British Naval Mission to Greece [HMS President]
12.04.1930 - (02.1931) Commanding Officer, HMS Fermoy (minesweeper) (Portland)
(01.1932)     no appointment listed
12.01.1932 - 23.12.1932 staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
05.01.1933 - (11.)1934 Staff Officer (Operations) to Rear-Admiral (S) [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
27.12.1934 - (02.)1937 Commanding Officer, from 01.05.1935 Executive Officer, HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
04.11.1937 - 12.03.1938 Commanding Officer, HMS Dunedin (cruiser) (Reserve Fleet, Portsmouth)
(06.1938) - (08.1938) no appointment listed
08.08.1938 - (10.)1938 Senior Officers' Technical Course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
08.10.1938 - (02.)1939 Senior Officers' War Course, RN War College, Greenwich [HMS President]
(04.1939)     no appointment listed
06.05.1939 - 16.07.1941 lent to RAN:
06.05.1939 - 19.05.1939 London Depot RAN
20.05.1939 - 26.06.1939 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) (additional; for passage to Australia per "Orontes")
27.06.1939 - 27.08.1939 Commanding Officer, HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) & as Captain Superintendent of Training
28.08.1939 - 02.10.1939 Acting Second Naval Member of the Naval Board of Administration, Navy Office [HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) (additional)]
03.10.1939 - 16.12.1940 Commanding Officer, HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) & as Captain Superintendent of Training
12.1940 - 03.1941 HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) (additional; possibly as Chief of Staff to Commander-in-Chief, East Indies Station (temporarily), with acting rank of Cdre. 2nd cl.)
03.1941 - 26.06.1941 Acting Second Naval Member of the Naval Board of Administration [HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria)]
27.06.1941 - 16.07.1941 HMAS Cerberus (Flinders Naval Depot, Williamstown, Victoria) (additional; for reversion to RN)
(12.1941)     no appointment listed
15.12.1941 - (08.)1943 Commanding Officer, HMS Birmingham (cruiser)
09.1943 - (06.)1944 Chief Staff Officer to Admiral Commanding Iceland [HMS Baldur (RN base, Reykjavik, Iceland)]
(10.1944)     no appointment listed
12.1944 - (04.)1946 Commanding Officer, HMS Golden Hind & Commodore RN Barracks, Sydney
02.01.1946 - 05.07.1946 also: Naval ADC to the King
Cranley,
William Joseph
W.J. Cranley (© Imperial War Museum (A 27003)) W.J. Cranley (© Imperial War Museum (A 27004))
(09?).1910
Portsmouth district, Hampshire
-
06.12.1980 ?
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada ?
Sg.Lt. 23.09.1939
A/Sg.Lt.Cdr. < 01.1945
Sg.Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1945
Sg.Cdr. 01.06.1951 (retd 02.12.1954; own request)
Education: MB, BCh.
... - ... ...
08.02.1944 - (01.1945) on staff of Flag Officer Taranto and Adriatic [HMS Fabius (RN base, Taranto, Italy)]
... - ... ...
Craske,
Robert Hoyle
"Bobby"
R.H. Craske

Son of Robert Gerald and Ethel Craske, of Colchester, Essex.

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07.03.1903
Colchester, Essex
-
25.11.1941
[age 38]
[Portsmouth Naval Memorial, panel 45, column 1]
[commemorative plaque in his name in Westminster Abbey]
Midsh.
15.05.1921
A/S.Lt.
15.09.1923
S.Lt.
12.03.1925, seniority 15.03.1924
Lt.
15.06.1925
Lt.Cdr.
15.06.1933
Cdr.
30.06.1939
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
03.12.1940
for good services in rescue work during enemy aircraft attack Chroby 13.05.40
Mention in Despatches MID
03.02.1942
Battle of Cape Matapan
08.12.1922
-
(08.1923)
HMS Resolution (battleship)
18.08.1924
-
(01.1925)
promotion course, Portsmouth
01.03.1926
-
(05.1926)
HMS Warspite (battleship) (Portsmouth)
(07.1927)


no appointment listed
03.12.1928
-
(04.1930)
Navigating Officer, HMS Delphinium (sloop) (Africa)
19.01.1931
-
(02.)1931
First Class Ship course in navigation [HMS Dryad]
23.10.1931
-
(01.)1932
Navigating Officer, HMS Keppel (flotilla leader) (China)
25.04.1932
-
(09.1932)
Navigating Officer, HMS Ceres (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(01.1934)


no appointment listed
26.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth)
14.01.1936
-
(02.)1936
staff course, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
29.12.1936
-
(09.)1939
Navigating Officer, HMS Eagle (aircraft carrier) (Reserve Fleet, Devonport & China)
27.11.1939
-
(04.)1940
Commanding Officer, HMS Wolverine (destroyer)
30.11.1940
-
(02.)1941
Navigating Officer, HMS Orion (cruiser) & as Squadron Navigating Officer on staff of Vice-Admiral Commanding Light Forces, Mediterranean Fleet
01.09.1941
-
25.11.1941
Squadron Navigating Officer, 1st Battle Squadron [HMS Barham (battleship)] (ship torpedoed & sunk by U-331 in eastern Mediterranean)
Craven,
Douglas Hugh Stuart
D.H.S. Craven (Imperial War Museum © IWM (ABS 781))

Son of Hugh Bertie Craven (?-1944), and Mildred Louisa Lucy Whitmore (1868-1931).
Married ((12?).1927, Wareham district, Dorset) Avis Mary Desiree Annie Cox (09.05.1905 - 05.07.1974), daughter of Walter Cox, and Fanny Connop.

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21.11.1901
Shardlow district, Derbyshire
-
1996
North Saanich, British Columbia, Canada
Midsh. 15.09.1917
A/S.Lt. ?
S.Lt. 15.09.1921
Lt. 15.08.1923
Lt.Cdr. 15.08.1931
Cdr. 31.12.1937 (retd)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE 02.07.1946 services as POW after fall of Hong Kong
Education: RN College, Dartmouth; King's College, Cambridge (on special course; 1921).
15.05.1915     entered RN
... - ... ...
20.11.1939 - (04.)1940 Squadron Navigating Officer, HMS Manchester
(10.1940)     no appointment listed
10.1940 - 12.1941 Staff Officer (Operations), Naval Establishments Hong Kong [HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong)]
12.1941 - 1945 POW in Japanese captivity
... - ... ...
Craven,
Rupert José Evelyn
R.J.E. Craven

Only son of Maj. the Hon. Rupert Cecil Craven, OBE (1870-1959), and Josephine Marguerite Reixach y Gisbert (1883-1971).
Married 1st (22.10.1955) Margaret Campbell Smith (?-1985).
Married 2nd (04.07.2000) Susan Lilian Margaret Eaton.
22.03.1926
-
Midsh. 01.05.1943
A/S.Lt. 01.12.1944
S.Lt. 06.02.1946, seniority 01.12.1944
Lt. 01.06.1946
Lt.Cdr. 01.06.1954 (retd 30.05.1964)
Education: RN College, Dartmouth (Grenville House; 01.09.1939-1943; Admiralty No. 137).
01.05.1943 - (06.)1944 HMS Renown (Repulse class battlecruiser)
(10.1944)     HMS Rapid (R class destroyer) *
(01.1945) - (04.1945) HMS Lanka (RN base, Colombo, Ceylon) *
06.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Birmingham (Southampton class cruiser)
... - ... ...
Justice of the Peace (JP), Hampshire, 1966.
* indexed, but not listed as such
Craven-Phillips,
George Hutchison
G.H. Craven-Phillips
Son of Lt.-Col. George P.A. Phillips and Mrs. B.D. Craven Phillips.
Married ((06?).1940, Westminster district, London) Kathleen Cecil Babette Williams, of Chapelthorpe, Yorkshire.
1905 ?
-
15.02.1942
(KIA) [age 37]
[Plymouth Naval Memorial, panel 63, column 1]
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
30.11.1924
Lt. (E)
30.08.1926
Lt.Cdr. (E)
30.08.1934
Cdr. (E)
31.12.1938
04.05.1922
-
(01.1925)
engineering course, RN Engineering College, Keyham [HMS Vivid]
07.04.1926
-
(07.1927)
HMS Enterprise (cruiser) (East Indies, temp. attached China Station)
02.12.1928
-
(08.1929)
HMS Erebus (monitor; cadet training ship and turret drill ship, Devonport) (for duty with Special Entry cadets)
12.1929
-
(02.1931)
HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Atlantic Fleet)
11.12.1931
-
(09.1932)
Assistant Engineering Officer, HMS Danae (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
09.05.1933
-
(01.1934)
Engineering Officer, HMS Ambuscade (destroyer) (Portsmouth)
05.1934
-
(02.1936)
Engineering Officer, HMS Firedrake (destroyer) (Home Fleet) [in charge while under construction till 19.10.1934; ship 04.06.1935 commissioned]
07.11.1936
-
(02.1939)
Enigineering Officer, HMS Shoreham (patrol sloop) & for divisional engineering duties, Persian Gulf
(04.1939)
-
(08.1939)
no posting listed
(04.1940)


Fleet Air Arm
(02.1941)


HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton) *
?
-
15.02.1942
HM ML 433 (motor launch)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crawford,
Alexander John
A.J. Crawford
Son of John and Helen Mary Hilda Crawford, of Moffat, Dumfriesshire.
1922 ?
-
16.02.1947
[age 25]
[Beith New Burial Ground, section D, grave 229]
Cadet
01.01.1940
Midsh. (E)
01.09.1940
A/S.Lt. (E)
01.05.1942
S.Lt. (E)
01.04.1943
A/Lt. (E)
06.1943?
Lt. (E)
30.06.1944, seniority 16.02.1943
(02.1941)


no posting listed
(08.1942)
-
(12.1943)
no posting listed
04.01.1944
-
(06.1944)
HMS Kent (cruiser)
(07.1945)
-
(04.1946)
no posting listed
?
-
16.02.1947
HMS Sanderling (RN Air Station, Abbotsinch)
Crawford,
George David
G.D. Crawford

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30.04.1897 *
Devonport, Devon
-
06.09.1981
Highertown, Truro district, Cornwall

* year of birth shown as 1898 on death registration
Seaman
? [M34254]
T/A/Wt.Shipwr.
27.08.1942
T/Wt.Shipwr. = T/Cd.Shipwr.
?, seniority 27.08.1942 (retd 1945/46)
02.11.1942
-
(04.1944)
HMS Philoctetes (destroyer depot ship)
(06.1944)


no posting listed
08.09.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Dartmouth (RN base, Dartmouth)
Crawford,
James Alan
J.A. Crawford

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25.10.1909
Londonderry, Ireland
-
29.09.1992
Midsh. RNR 25.10.1925
A/S.Lt. RNR 25.10.1930
S.Lt. RNR 02.09.1932
Lt. RNR 17.07.1934
Lt. (Supplementary List) 30.03.1937, seniority 25.10.1933
Lt. 1938?, seniority 25.10.1933
Lt.Cdr. 05.12.1941, seniority 25.10.1941 (retd 25.10.1954; age)
A/Cdr. 19.01.1944
King Haakon VII's Liberation Medal (Norway) Hkn 04.03.1947 liberation of Norway
21.10.1935 - (02.1936) HMS Exeter (cruiser)
31.03.1937 - (07.)1937 HMS Courageous (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
11.10.1937 - (01.)1938 observers' course [HMS Excellent]
12.01.1938 - (02.)1938 HMS Sardonyx (destroyer) (Portsmouth Local Destroyer Flotilla)
25.04.1938 - (10.)1938 observers' course [HMS Excellent]
28.12.1938 - (06.)1940 acting observer, later observer, HMS Ark Royal (aircraft carrier) (Home Fleet)
05.07.1940 - (08.)1940 instructional staff, HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)
30.09.1940 - (12.1940) instructional staff, HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)
(02.1941) - (08.1941) HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad) *
09.1941 - (10.)1941 instructional staff, HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)
(12.1941) - (02.1942) no appointment listed
02.1942 - 04.1942 Commanding Officer, 836 Squadron FAA [HMS Raven (RN Air Station, Eastleigh, Southampton)]
04.1942 - (12.)1942 HMS Trailer (Archer class escort carrier)
12.1942 - (12.1943) HMS Hunter (Archer class escort carrier)
19.01.1944 - (04.)1945 on staff of Second-in-Command Naval Air  Stations, and Commodore, Naval Air Stations (North) [HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)]
(07.1945)     no appointment listed
01.08.1945 - (10.)1945 Deputy Chief Staff Officer to Commodore, Flying Training [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath)]
12.12.1945 - (04.1946) HMS Devonshire (cruiser)
(07.1948)     HMS Tamar (RN base, Hong Kong) *
18.01.1949 - (05.1951) RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
(05.1953) - (07.1954) HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crawford,
James Hamilton
J.H. Crawford
03.02.1911
-
05.09.1995
Southampton, Hampshire
Midsh.
01.01.1930
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1932
S.Lt.
04.09.1933, seniority 01.01.1932
Lt.
05.06.1934, seniority 01.04.1933
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1941
Cdr.
30.06.1947
Capt.
30.06.1953 (retd 01.05.1958)
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
07.03.1944
sinking of the Scharnhorst
Mention in Despatches MID
21.03.1941
Operation Menace (attack on Dakar), fire in ship, 09.40
14.01.1930
-
(04.1930)
HMS Revenge (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.09.1930
-
(01.1932)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
01.05.1932
-
(09.1932)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich
02.09.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Cornflower (sloop) (China)
17.12.1934
-
(07.1935)
HMS Daring (destroyer) (China)
24.09.1936
-
(07.1937)
gunnery course [HMS Excellent]
01.11.1937
-
(10.1938)
HMS Pembroke (RN base, Chatham) (for gunnery school)
10.01.1939
-
(09.1940)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Inglefield (destroyer, flotilla leader) (and for flotilla duties)
03.01.1941
-
(02.1941)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Edinburgh (cruiser)
01.08.1942
-
(06.1943)
Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Drake]
(08.1943)
-
(06.1944)
HMS Duke of York (battleship)
03.01.1945
-
(04.1946)
Gunnery School, Devonport [HMS Drake]
31.05.1949
-
(05.1950)
Naval Attaché, Oslo
(05.1953)


HMS Saker (RN base, USA) *
(01.1956)


no posting listed
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crawford,
John Lang
J.L. Crawford
09.10.1921
-
15.10.1995
SW Surrey
T/A/S.Lt. (A) RNVR
?
T/S.Lt. (A) RNVR
07.12.1942, seniority 09.10.1942
A/Lt.
01.12.1942
Lt.
?, seniority 02.12.1942
Lt.Cdr.
01.12.1950 (retd 20.03.1969 or 09.10.1970 *)

* on these dates a J.L. Crawford retired; unclear which one

21.05.1945
-
(07.1945)
observer, 845 Squadron FAA
(04.1946)


no posting listed
03.03.1950
-
(05.1950)
HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent) (miscellaneous duties)
04.1953
-
(05.1953)
HMS Ocean
31.05.1954
-
(01.1956)
HMS President (miscellaneous duties)
(07.1961)


HMS President *
(02.1963)


Naval Intelligence Division, Admiralty *
(02.1969)


Department of the Director-General, Aircraft (Naval), Admiralty *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crawford,
John Lindsay
J.L. Crawford
?
-
31.03.1980
A/S.Lt.
01.05.1944
S.Lt.
23.10.1944, seniority 01.05.1944
A/Lt.
12.02.1946, seniority 01.06.1944
Lt.
30.03.1946, seniority 01.06.1944
Lt.Cdr.
01.06.1952 (retd 20.03.1969 or 09.10.1970 *)

* on these dates a J.L. Crawford retired; unclear which one

(06.1944)


no posting listed
17.10.1944
-
(07.1945)
HMS Javelin (destroyer)
(04.1946)


HMS Cleopatra (cruiser) *
01.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Lochinvar
07.08.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Vernon (miscellaneous duties)
12.09.1955
-
(01.1956)
staff, Commodore Harwich [HMS Mull of Galloway]
(07.1961)


HMS Osprey (naval base and TAS School, Portland) *
(02.1963)


HMS Vernon (TAS School, Portsmouth) *
(02.1969)


HMS President *
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crawford,
John Stuart
J.S. Crawford
Son of late John Crawford, MD, BS, and late Christian Patricia Blackstock. Married (1927) Katherine Macdonald (died 1981); one daughter (and one son deceased).

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24.03.1900
-
09.09.1985
[West Stafford, Dorchester, Dorset ?]
Midsh.
1916
S.Lt.
15.09.1918
Lt.
15.08.1920
Lt.Cdr.
15.08.1928
Cdr.
30.06.1934
Capt.
31.12.1940 (retd 07.01.1950)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire OBE
01.01.1971
New Year 71
Distinguished Service Order DSO
26.09.1940
Norway 04-06.40
Education: Dollar Academy; RN Colleges Osborne & Dartmouth
20.01.1916
 
 
entered RN
1916
-
1918
Midshipman
28.08.1918
-
(01.1919)
HMS Windsor (destroyer)



HMS Valiant
01.11.1923
-
(01.1925)
HMS P 31 (patrol boat) (Portland)
(07.1927)


no posting listed
09.04.1929
-
(02.1931)
Commanding Officer, HMS Sirdar (destroyer) (China)
29.07.1931
-
(01.1932)
Commanding Officer, HMS Waterhen (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(09.1932)


no posting listed
11.01.1933
-
(01.1934)
Commanding Officer, HMS Watchman (destroyer) (Home Fleet)
28.02.1935
-
(02.1937)
Naval Equipment Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
10.05.1937
-
(07.1937)
tactical course, HM Dockyard, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
15.02.1938
-
(04.1940)
Commanding Officer, HMS Zulu (destroyer)
(02.1941)


no posting listed
24.01.1942
-
(02.1943)
Commanding Officer, Rosyth Escort Force [HMS Cochrane]
04.1943
-
(10.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Jervis (destroyer)
11.1943
-
(11.1943)
Commanding Officer, HMS Woolwich (destroyer depot ship)
11.1943
-
(04.1944)
staff, Commander-in-Chief Mediterranean [HMS Hannibal]
05.1944
-
(06.1944)
Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer, East Africa [HMS Tana]
12.1944
-
(07.1945)
Commanding Officer, HMS Ukussa (RN Air Station, Katukurunda, Ceylon)
(04.1946)


no posting listed
1946
-
1948
Naval Attaché Angora
1951


County Civil Defence Officer, Northants
1951
-
1955
Assistent Commissioner of Police (in charge of Marine Police Branch), Malaya
1956
-
1970
HM Consul, Tromsö, Norway
Younger brother of Trinity House, 1961.
Crawford,
Mark
M. Crawford (© Imperial War Museum (A 24454))

Son (with two brothers and two sisters & three half-sisters and one half-brother) of Mark Crawford (1844-1924), and Mary Chalmers (1844-).

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04.05.1881
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland
-
14.11.1948
Largs district, Ayrshire, Scotland
Seaman ? [271551]
Art.Eng = Wt.Eng. 14.04.1917
Cd.Eng. 14.04.1927 (retd 04.05.1931)
Lt. (E) (retd) 04.05.1931
Lt.Cdr. (E) (retd) 17.08.1942 (reverted to retd > 07.1945, < 10.1945)
01.06.1917 - (08.)1917 HMS Commonwealth (battleship)
30.08.1917 - (01.1919) HMS Hyacinth (old light cruiser)
15.02.1919 - (06.)1919 HMS Rinaldo (sloop)
(07.1919) - (01.1921) no appointment listed
01.04.1921 - (08.1923) HMS Carlisle (light cruiser)
03.07.1924 - (10.)1925 HMS Columbine (RN base, Port Edgar) (for charge of Boom Defence Machinery, Rosyth) (for charge of Target Party)
23.11.1925 - (07.)1927 HMS Hood (battlecruiser) (Atlantic Fleet)
08.1927 - (08.)1929 staff, Engineer Overseer, Scotland District [HMS President]
29.10.1929 - (02.)1931 Boom Defence Depot and Training School, Rosyth [HMS Greenwich]
25.08.1939 - (07.1945) HM Boom Depot, Clyde [HMS Orlando] (Greenock, Renfrew)
Crawford,
Michael Lindsay Coulton
"Tubby"
M.L.C. Crawford (© Imperial War Museum (A 14502)) M.L.C. Crawford (© Imperial War Museum (A 16267))
M.L.C. Crawford (© Imperial War Museum (A 21506)) M.L.C. Crawford (© Imperial War Museum (A 14503))
M.L.C. Crawford (© Imperial War Museum (A 14504)) M.L.C. Crawford
M.L.C. Crawford (© Imperial War Museum (A 16266)) M.L.C. Crawford (© Imperial War Museum (A 21504))
Son of ... Crawford, and ... King.
Married ((09?).1944, Northumberland Central district, Northumberland) Margaret H. Lewis.

(09?).1917
Cuckfield district, Sussex
-
2010 still alive
Midsh. 01.05.1935
A/S.Lt. 01.09.1937
S.Lt. 16.05.1938
?, seniority 16.05.1937
Lt. 16.09.1939
?, seniority 16.03.1939
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1944
Lt.Cdr. 16.03.1947
Cdr. 30.06.1951
Capt. 30.06.1959 (retd 11.08.1968)
Cdre. 23.05.1965?
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 02.09.1941 war patrols 01-05.41 [investiture 03.02.42]
Distinguished Service Cross DSC 20.07.1943 7 patrols from Malta [investiture 21.03.44]
Mention in Despatches MID 18.04.1944 2 ships sunk & 2 damaged
01.05.1935 - (02.1936) HMS Exeter (cruiser) (America and West Indies Station)
07.01.1937 - (02.)1937 HMS Malaya (battleship) (Devonport)
05.1937 - (07.)1937 HMS Revenge (battleship) (Home Fleet)
30.08.1937 - (02.)1938 promotion course, Portsmouth
25.04.1938 - (06.)1938 submarine course, Portsmouth [HMS Dolphin]
06.08.1938 - (10.1938) HMS Maidstone (submarine depot ship) (for submarines) (Mediterranean)
05.01.1939 - (08.)1940 HMS Sealion (submarine)
26.08.1940 - 12.1940 Commanding Officer, HMS L 23 (submarine)
12.1940 - 11.1941 First Lieutenant, HMS Upholder (submarine)
06.11.1941 - 03.1942 HMS Talbot (submarine depot ship, Malta)
25.03.1942 - 06.1942 Commanding Officer, HMS H 50 (submarine)
06.1942 - 20.03.1944 Commanding Officer, HMS P 51 (submarine), renamed: HMS Unseen (submarine)
24.03.1944 - (04.)1944 Commanding Officer, HMS Oberon (submarine)
05.1944 - (10.)1944 HMS Elfin (submarine base, Blyth)
15.11.1944 - (04.1946) Commanding Officer, HMS Tireless (submarine)
01.05.1947 - (11?).1948 HMS Dryad (navigation school, Portsmouth) [for 18 months]
06.01.1949 - 1950 Executive Officer, HMS Hawke (Upper Yardmen's College, Exbury House, Exbury, Southampton) [for one year]
03.02.1950 - (04.1951) Commanding Officer, HMS Artemis (submarine) (5th Submarine Flotilla, Gosport)
      HMS Indomitable (aircraft carrier)
1951? - 1953? staff, Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [HMS Vanguard (battleship)]  [for 2 years]
1953? - 1955? Operations Division, Admiralty [HMS President] [for 2 years]
? - (04.)1955 Dockyard Department, Admiralty [HMS President]
25.05.1955 - 03.12.1956 Commanding Officer, HMS Loch Fada (frigate)
      Commander, RN Barracks, Portsmouth [HMS Victory] [for 21 months]
      Joint Services Staff Course
      Commanding Officer, HMS Tyne (destroyer depot ship) & Flag Captain to Commander-in-Chief, Home Fleet [for 1 year]
13.10.1960 - (07.1961) Commanding Officer, HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) & as Captain (S/M) 2nd Submarine Squadron [for 1 year]
11.05.1962 - (11?).1964 Chief Staff Officer to Flag Officer, Submarines [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot)] [for 2½ years]
23.05.1965 - 10.06.1968 Commodore Superintendent HM Naval Base Malta and Commanding Officer, HMS St Angelo [for 3 years]
07.01.1968 - 07.07.1968 also: Naval ADC to the Queen
Published: HM S/M Upholder [Warship Profile ; 16] (1972)
* indexed, but not listed as such
Crawford,
Ninian George Rodney
N.G.R. Crawford

20.11.1906
-
17.01.1941
(KIA) [age 34]
[
Lee-on-Solent Memorial, bay 1, panel 6]
Midsh.
15.09.1924
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1927
S.Lt.
?
Lt.
01.04.1929
Lt.Cdr.
01.04.1937
RAF:

F/O
20.09.1931
15.09.1924
-
(01.1925)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (Mediterranean)
30.12.1926
-
(07.1927)
promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
13.03.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS Otus (submarine) (China)
(02.1931)


no posting listed
20.09.1931
-
07.05.1935
attached to RAF:
20.09.1931
-
(09.1932)
pilot's course, RAF Base, Leuchars
23.10.1932
-
(01.1934)
T/B Squadron 812 FAA [HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier)] (Mediterranean)
07.05.1935
-
(07.1935)
observers' course [HMS Excellent]
02.01.1936
-
(02.1937)
HMS Glorious (aircraft carrier) (Mediterranean)
03.01.1938
-
(04.1939)
observer, HMS Sheffield (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
(07.1939)
-
(04.1940)
Fleet Air Arm
04.1940
-
09.1940
Commanding Officer, 812 Squadron FAA
04.12.1940
-
17.01.1941
instructional staff, HMS Goshawk (RN Air Station, Piarco, Trinidad)
Crawford,
Robert Montgomery
R.M. Crawford

14.11.1910
-
12.01.1982
Petersfield district, Hampshire
Midsh.
01.09.1928
A/S.Lt.
01.01.1931
S.Lt.
04.04.1932, seniority 01.10.1931
Lt.
01.07.1934
Lt.Cdr.
01.07.1942 (retd 14.11.1955; age)
03.04.1929
-
(04.1930)
HMS London (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
(02.1931)


no posting listed
17.08.1931
-
(01.1932)
promotion course, Portsmouth
23.04.1932
-
(09.1932)
HMS Woolston (destroyer) (Portland)
10.06.1933
-
(07.1935)
HMS Colombo (cruiser) (East Indies)
(02.1936)


no posting listed
31.12.1936
-
(02.1937)
anti-submarine course [HMS Osprey]
(07.1937)


no posting listed
08.1937
-
(10.1938)
HMS Ivanhoe (destroyer) (Mediterranean)
(02.1939)


no posting listed
05.04.1939
-
(08.1939)
HMS Ladybird (river gunboat)
12.11.1939
-
(04.1940)
HMS Sandwich (sloop)
27.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Cyclops (depot ship)
(08.1942)
-
(06.1943)
no posting listed
20.07.1943
-
(06.1944)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship)
(07.1945)


no posting listed
31.01.1946
-
(04.1946)
RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus]
(05.1950)


no posting listed
26.02.1953
-
(05.1953)
Commanding Officer, HMS Tagarin
Crawford,
Thomas George Brown
T.G.B. Crawford
25.02.1904
-
13.01.1988
Paxford Chipping, Campden, Gloucestershire
Sg.Lt.
09.06.1925
Sg.Lt.Cdr.
09.06.1931
Sg.Cdr.
09.06.1937
A/Sg.Capt.
31.08.1945?
Sg.Capt.
30.06.1952 (retd 25.02.1961)

MB, BCh

21.12.1925
-
(07.1927)
Medical Officer, HMS Daffodil (sloop) (Africa)
01.01.1929
-
(04.1930)
Medical Officer, Portsmouth Navigation School [HMS Dryad]
17.06.1930
-
(01.1932)
Medical Officer, HMS Caradoc (cruiser) (China)
(09.1932)


no posting listed
01.12.1933
-
(01.1934)
Medical Officer's post-graduate course [HMS President]
27.10.1934
-
(02.1936)
Medical Officer, HMS Neptune (cruiser) (Home Fleet)
24.09.1936
-
(02.1937)
medical officer's promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
10.03.1937
-
(07.1937)
Medical Officer, HMS Curacoa (cruiser; gunnery and torpedo school cruiser, Portsmouth)
25.08.1937
-
(04.1940)
Medical Officer, HMS Dorsetshire (cruiser)
29.10.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Ganges (training establishment, Shotley)
19.05.1942
-
(08.1943)
Medical Officer, HMS Jamaica (cruiser)
23.08.1943
-
(06.1944)
RN Sick Quarters, Cullercoats [HMS Calliope]
20.04.1945
-
(07.1945)
RN Sick Quarters, Messina [HMS Hamilcar]
31.08.1945
-
(04.1946)
HMS St Angelo (RN base, Malta)
07.11.1947
-
(05.1950)
Medical Officer, HMS Collingwood
02.11.1952
-
(05.1953)
staff of Commander-in-Chief, Far East Station [HMS Terror]
17.11.1954
-
(01.1956)
RN Barracks, Lee-on-Solent [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
17.11.1958
-
02.1961?
Honorary Physician to the Queen
Crawford,
[Sir] William Godfrey
W.G. Crawford
Son of late Henry Edward Venner Crawford, Wyld Court, Axminster, and late Mrs M.E. Crawford. Married (1939) Mary Felicity Rosa, daughter of late Sir Philip Williams, 2nd Bt; three sons, one daughter.

14.09.1907
Axminster
-
23.06.2003
Midsh.
15.01.1926
A/S.Lt.
?
S.Lt.
17.07.1929, seniority 01.11.1928
Lt.
19.03.1930, seniority 01.12.1929
Lt.Cdr.
01.12.1937
Cdr.
31.12.1941
Capt.
30.06.1947
R.Adm.
07.07.1956
V.Adm.
04.11.1959 (retd 20.02.1963)
Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire KBE
31.12.1960
New Year 61
Companion of the Order of the Bath CB
12.06.1958
HM's birthday
Distinguished Service Cross DSC
14.10.1941
Bismarck action
Mention in Despatches MID
30.05.1944
Operations Thwart & Covered
Mention in Despatches MID
11.06.1946
wind up, Far East
Education: RN College Dartmouth (1920).
15.05.1925
-
(07.1927)
HMS Barham (battleship) (Mediterranean)
(08.1929)


no posting listed
24.03.1930
-
(04.1930)
HMS Vidette (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
03.12.1930
-
(02.1931)
HMS Watchman (destroyer) (Atlantic Fleet)
24.09.1931
-
(09.1932)
gunnery course, HMS Excellent
10.11.1933
-
(01.1934)
HMS Queen Elizabeth (battleship) (gunnery duties) (Mediterranean)
07.01.1935
-
(07.1935)
Gunnery School, Portsmouth [HMS Excellent]
18.01.1937
-
(02.1937)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Emerald (cruiser) (East Indies)
22.03.1937
-
(02.1938)
Gunnery Officer, HMS Delhi (cruiser) (Mediterranean)
28.02.1938
-
(04.1940)
Experimental Department, HMS Excellent (Portsmouth)
24.07.1940
-
1942
Gunnery Officer, HMS Rodney (battleship)
03.1942
-
(12.1944)
Executive Officer, HMS Resolution (battleship)
(04.1944)
-
(06.1944)
no posting listed
08.07.1944
-
(04.)1946
Executive Officer, HMS Venerable (aircraft carrier)
1948
-
1949
Commanding Officer, HMS Pelican (frigate) & SO 2nd Frigate Flotilla, Mediterranean
14.12.1949
-
1952
Deputy Director, RN Staff College, Greenwich [HMS President]
08.04.1952
-
(05.)1953
Commanding Officer, HMS Devonshire
20.08.1953
-
(01.)1956
Commanding Officer, HMS Dartmouth & in charge of The Britannia RN College, Dartmouth
1956
-
1958
Imperial Defence College
1958
-
1960
Flag Officer, Sea Training
18.11.1960
-
1962
Commander, British Navy Staff, Washington, DC, and Naval Attaché, Washington [HMS Saker] (and UK National Liaison Representative to SACLANT)
(02.1963)


no posting listed
Director, Overseas Offices, British Travel Association, 1964-1972.
Crawford,
Wilfrid Hornby
W.H. Crawford
Son (with three brothers) of Col. Archibald Crawford, CMG, RA (1861-1929), and Margaret Hornby.
Married (04.04.1939, St Mary's Church, Biggar, Lanarkshire) Patricia Mary McCosh, daughter of W.W. McCosh, and Mrs McCosh, of Cornhill, Biggar, Lanarkshire.
24.08.1915
Rochester, Medway district, Kent
-
06.06.1993
Haddington district, East Lothian, Scotland
Cadet 01.01.1933
Midsh. 01.09.1933
A/S.Lt. 01.01.1936
S.Lt. 11.11.1937, seniority 16.05.1936
A/Lt. 16.08.1938
Lt. 08.05.1940, seniority 16.06.1938
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.02.1943? [acting rank]
A/Lt.Cdr. 01.11.1945 [appointed rank]
Lt.Cdr. 16.06.1946 (retd < 07.1948)
RAF:  
F/O 02.01.1938
Education: RN College, Dartmouth.
01.01.1933 - (06.)1933 HMS Frobisher (cadet training cruiser)
04.11.1933 - (11.1934) HMS Norfolk (cruiser) (America and West Indies)
03.01.1935 - (07.1935) HMS Nelson (battleship) (Home Fleet)
01.01.1936 - 30.08.1936 promotion course, RN College, Greenwich [HMS President]
31.08.1936 - (07.1937) promotion course, Portsmouth [HMS Victory]
02.01.1938 - (10.)1938 pilots' course, No. 1 Flying Training School, Leuchars [attached to RAF]
29.12.1938 - (04.)1939 Training Squadron FAA, RAF Station, Gosport [HMS Victory] [attached to RAF]
(07.1939) - (04.1940) Fleet Air Arm
24.11.1940 - (02.1941) pilot, 829 Squadron FAA [HMS Formidable (aircraft carrier)]
29.11.1941 - 01.01.1943 Commanding Officer, 769 Squadron FAA [HMS Condor (RN Air Station, Arbroath), deck landing training at HMS Argus (aircraft carrier) 07.1942]
01.02.1943 - 10.1943 Commanding Officer, 845 Squadron FAA [initially at HMS Asbury]
(12.1943)     no posting listed
22.12.1943 - (10.)1944 HMS Merlin (RN Air Station, Donibristle, Fife)
12.1944 - (07.1945) staff, Flag Officer Naval Air Stations Australia [HMS Golden Hind]
(04.1946)     no appointment listed
Played test matches in rugby for Scotland, 1938-1939.
Crawford,
William Stevenson
W.S. Crawford
12.05.1921
-
10.2006
South East Hampshire district, Hampshire
Cadet
01.09.1939
Midsh.
01.05.1940
S.Lt.
01.06.1941
Lt.
?, seniority 16.01.1943
Lt.Cdr.
16.01.1951
Cdr.
31.12.1959 (retd 09.06.1971)
Mention in Despatches MID
12.10.1943
10 war patrols, U-boat Remo sunk
01.05.1940
-
(02.1941)
HMS Revenge (battleship)
(08.1942)


HMS Forth (submarine depot ship) *
10.1942
-
(12.1943)
HMS Talbot (submarine depot ship, Malta)
(04.1944)


HMS Oberon (submarine) *
15.05.1944
-
(04.1946)
HMNZS Achilles (cruiser) (lent to RNZN)
18.01.1949
-
(05.1950)
HMS Agincourt
26.09.1952
-
(05.1953)
HMS Theseus
08.03.1954
-
(01.1956)
staff, Flag Officer (Air) (Home) [HMS Daedalus (RN Air Station, Lee-on-Solent)]
15.02.1960
-
(07.1961)
TAS Officer on staff of Flag Officer Submarines [HMS Dolphin (submarine depot, Gosport)]
23.07.1962
-
(02.1963)
Staff Officer to COMSTRIKFORSOUTH, NATO
01.04.1968
-
(02.1969)
Staff Officer (Operations and Training), Eastern Mediterranean, NATO
* indexed, but not listed as such
 
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